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Suspended IFS officer Abhaya Pathak serves compulsory retirement

Pathak and his son Akash were arrested by the state vigilance department on November 27 last year for allegedly possessing assets worth around Rs 9.3 crore disproportionate to their known sources of income.

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Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday gave his assent to the Odisha government’s recommendations for compulsory retirement to suspended IFS officer Abhay Pathak.

The Odisha government on December 17 last year had recommended to the central government to give compulsory retirement to Pathak, an 1987 batch IFS officer for possessing assets of crores of rupees disproportionate to his known sources of income.

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Pathak and his son Akash were arrested by the state vigilance department on November 27 last year for allegedly possessing assets worth around Rs 9.3 crore disproportionate to their known sources of income.

Later, the Vigilance conducted several raids and detected assets worth around Rs 20 crore from their possession.

Both the father and the son are now in jail.

Sources said Pathak was making cash deposits of his alleged ill-gotten money in the bank accounts of his son Akash.

Abhay who was the Additional PCCF of Afforestation and Planning at the time of his arrest also allegedly helped his son Akash to impersonate as the MD of Tata Motors and duped several job aspirants promising them jobs in the company.

The Enforcement Directorate is inquiring into the money laundering activities of both the father and the son to trace the money trail in connection with the job scam.

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